President Joe Biden was caught not wearing a mask while shopping at a Massachusetts store that explicitly required face coverings to be worn inside. This is not the first time that the Democratic president was spotted violating an indoor mask mandate.
President Biden was shopping inside Murray's Toggery Shop in Nantucket on Saturday. Video shows Biden inside the crowded upscale clothing store with his face mask around his neck. The angle of the video perfectly juxtaposes the maskless president with a large sign on the door of the store that reads: "REQUIRED FACE COVERING." It appears that everyone else in the store is wearing a mask.
Biden is caught not wearing a mask in a store that requires facemasks while shopping in Nantucket on Saturday.pic.twitter.com/IMeGqsuRfW— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com) 1638060311
How many times has Biden lectured us on wearing a mask?pic.twitter.com/rq0IwO7eGJ— Jake Schneider (@Jake Schneider) 1638062479
Besides the can't-miss sign requiring face coverings on the front door, Murray's Toggery Shop's Google Map listing states that the store requires patrons to wear masks.
The island of Nantucket reinstituted an indoor mask mandate on Nov. 18 after there was "increased prevalence of the virus in island sewage," according to the Nantucket Magazine.
The state of Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines states: "Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult."
Joe Biden is 79-years-old.
In October, Biden was busted flouting Washington, D.C.'s mask mandate while dining at a swanky seafood restaurant.
In May, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden ditched wearing face masks when visiting former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter – ages 97 and 94, respectively.
In November, Biden was seen mingling with members of the public without a mask before putting it on for a photo-op.
In June 2020, Biden told KDKA that masks "make a gigantic difference."
"The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference," Biden said. "I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks."
At the time, the then-candidate Biden said, "I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public."
Biden joins a long list of Democrats who flouted COVID-19 rules.
Democrats who broke their own coronavirus guidances include California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Washington, D.C. Mayor (D) Muriel Bowser, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Biden's special envoy on climate John Kerry, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Los Angeles County supervisor Sheila Kuehl.